Chantry Fine Art Collection
Subject: Portrait of Lt Gen George Sandys -
Artist: J W Sperling
Provenance: See below
Date: 1854 or 1859*
Size: Picture 13.5” x 9.5”
Condition: Very Fine
John Sperling was originally a London portrait painter who exhibited 3 portraits at the Royal Academy between 1845/48, but moved to Madras to make his fortune and indeed was very successful
This fine pastel portrait is of Lieutenant General George Sandys, the Commander in Chief, Madras. He was also Colonel of the 6th Madras Light Cavalry.
It is signed in full but the date in not fully distinguishable, being either 1854 or 1859.
The Sandys family is very distinguished, including Duncan Sandys, later Lord Sandys, a close associate and son-
They were originally a Cumbrian family, a Myles Sandys (1761-
A fine portrait of a distinguished soldier from a famous family, with impeccable provenance.
The frame is original. The portrait measures 13 1/2” x 9 1/2”.
Condition is very fine.
The picture is glazed.
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